Cleve Gray (1918-2004) was a leading abstract expressionist artist of the post-war era who lived and worked in Warren, Connecticut. The Cleve Gray Foundation was established by his wife and children to perpetuate Gray’s artistic legacy and contribute to social and cultural causes he strongly believed in.

The Cleve Gray Foundation currently owns a substantial body of works of art created during Gray’s 60-year career. The Foundation is seeking to make donations of this work to museums, schools and other not-for-profit institutions around the United States. (A list of institutions that have accepted donations of his artwork is included on this website.) The Foundation’s goal is for these works to amplify Gray’s legacy as an important artist of the post-war period, perpetuate the scholarship of his work by the viewing public, and provide an educational experience for students to enhance their knowledge and enjoyment of modern art.

Proceeds from artwork sold by the Foundation will be contributed to registered charities, with a focus on Northwestern Connecticut and the greater New York area, where Gray lived and worked for his entire life. Areas of charitable interest for the Foundation include education,workforce development, assistance to the elderly, food assistance, mental health, substance abuse prevention and cultural programs focused on the arts. Grant requests will be taken into consideration if submitted to the Foundation through this website.

Photo by Tom Costagliola, circa 1973

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